Fear and Pressure in the Eternal City, Cristante Unrecognizable

The Italy international is experiencing difficulties in Rome. Bryan Cristante is under pressure.

When Roma invested 30 million to sign Bryan Cristante from Atalanta last summer, nobody could have imagined that his performances would have been so disappointing.

His 47 minutes played at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday confirmed his technical, tactical, and mental involution. Although Eusebio Di Francesco played him when Daniele De Rossi picked up a knee injury, his performance against Napoli was indelible and inexplicable.

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  • 5 (50%) accurate passes;
  • 0 Key passes;
  • 0 Crosses;
  • 0 Long Balls;
  • 0 Shots on Goal;
  • 0 Assists.

These numbers are scary. Bryan Cristante seems to be the stunt of the talented player seen last season. The playmaker role doesn’t seem to be suitable for his characteristics. The Italian midfielder must unlock himself mentally to endure the pressure and fears of playing in the Italian capital.

The performances of the 23-year-old have been disappointing since August. Eusebio Di Francesco played him only 4 times as a starter for an average of 42 minutes per game. But analyzing his stats, we can certainly say that the disappointment of the Roma fans is justified.

  • 1 Goal;
  • 0.2 Average Shots per Game;
  • 0.4 Average Interceptions per Game;
  • 29% Average Successful Dribbles per Game;
  • 39% Average Duels Won per Game;
  • 79% Average Accurate Passes per Game.

Bryan Cristante can still be an important player for Roma but now the midfielder is called to a prompt reaction.

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About Stefano Bernardini 3434 Articles
A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with Calciomercato.it & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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